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Meet the Agent: Helen Adams, Zimmermann Literary

Helen Adams (formerly Zimmermann) got her start in publishing more than 20 years ago: first at Random House—where she became Director of Advertising and Promotion—then as Author Events Director for an independent bookseller, where aspiring writers would often ask her how to get published. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Sarah Bedingfield of Levine Greenberg Rostan

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sarah Bedingfield of Levine Greenberg Rostan) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About...Show More Summary

21 Literary Agents Seeking Young Adult Contemporary Fiction NOW

[Intro text will go here.] 1. Lauren Spieller (Triada US Literary Agency) Notes: No specific notes given. How to Submit: Send queries to lauren [at] triadaus.com, and take a look at the agency’s full submission guidelines. 2. Michelle Brower (Aevitas Creative Management) Notes: No specific notes given. Show More Summary

14 Literary Agents Seeking Middle Grade Contemporary Fiction NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of early 2017. This list is for contemporary middle grade fiction. Show More Summary

ICM Partners Adds WME Motion Picture Agent Daniel Cohan

Daniel Cohan, who for the past 11 years has worked in WME’s Motion Picture department, has moved to join ICM Partners' Motion Picture Literary department. The agency just announced the hire internally, I’m told. It’s the latest WME agent...Show More Summary

I Am Not Your Negro

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

This is the trailer for I Am Not Your Negro, a film that “finishes” a book that writer James Baldwin was working on when he died. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Aimee Ashcraft of Brower Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Aimee Ashcraft of Brower Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Aimee: Aimee has always loved books. Show More Summary

7 Literary Agents Seeking Women’s Fiction NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of early 2017. This list is for women’s fiction. Show More Summary

Book Prizes Are Harming New Fiction, Warns Agent

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Cutting-edge British literary fiction risks being undermined by its growing reliance on a handful of powerful book prizes, a leading literary agent has warned. But the associated costs of entering the biggest awards mean independent publishers willing to take risks on 'difficult' works without obvious marketing potential are being shut out of contention."

Literary Agents

Czeslaw Milosz, the Polish poet who defected to the West in 1951, was struck by the ostentatiousness of American cultural programs: “You could smell big money from a mile away.” The era’s finest little magazines, titles like Partisan Review and The Paris Review, published enduring fiction, poetry, and essays. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Shana Kelly of Einstein Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Shana Kelly of Einstein Literary Management) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About...Show More Summary

81 Damn Good Reasons to Read The Guide to Literary Agents Blog in 2017 (and a Giveaway Contest)

Recently, the Guide to Literary Agents Blog passed 2,700 posts. Thank you to all my readers—both long-time and new—who continue to make this one of the biggest blogs in publishing. Now with the blog in its tenth year, as well as with...Show More Summary

38 Query Letter Tips from Literary Agents

(This is Part 2 of a three-part series to kickstart your awesome 2017. Part 1 is a roundup of what to do before you submit, and Part 3 is a list of literary agent pet peeves.) Your first contact with a literary agent is crucial, and the margin for error is slim. Show More Summary

What To Know Before You Submit: 28 Great Tips from Literary Agents

(This is Part 1 of a three-part series to kickstart your awesome 2017. Part 2 is a roundup of query letter submission tips, and Part 3 is a list of literary agent pet peeves.) 2017 is here, and that means new goals, new resolutions, and new writing projects to send to literary agents and publishers. Show More Summary

Vet WME Agent Rob Carlson Moves To UTA

Rob Carlson, the well regarded lit agent who spent the last 25 years with WME, has joined UTA as an agent in the motion picture literary dept. At WME, Carlson’s clients included Jon M. Chu, Hasbro, Ian Bryce, Jack Thorne, Michael Bay, Mike Lesslie, Clay Kaytis, David Slade, Matt Shakman, Adam F. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Rick Pascocello of Glass Literary

Rick is interested in working with nonfiction authors who bring a unique perspective to memoir, biography, business, history, narrative nonfiction, sports, popular culture, social commentary and other thought-provoking ideas, as well...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Ed Maxwell of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.

He is seeking: Ed is seeking expert and narrative nonfiction authors, novelists and graphic novelists, as well as children’s book authors and illustrators. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Ed Maxwell of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Best Publishing-News-in-Review Poem You'll Read All Week

last monthMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Literary agent Ricahrd Curtis wraps up the year in publishing news... in verse.

Andrew Wylie on 'agenting'

At Publishing Perspectives Adam Critchley profiles the (in)famous 'literary' agent, in Andrew Wylie's Global Approach to Agenting. Some of this sounds admirable -- such as: Many agencies only think about money. But we only look at the...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Hannah Fergesen of KT Literary

She is seeking: ?I’m looking for YA and MG, as well as some select adult fiction. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Hannah Fergesen of KT Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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